ADVA Optical Networking has increased its share of the global fiber-based Ethernet Access Device (EAD) market to 21 percent, which confirms its position as the leading provider of EADs for carrier and enterprise customers. The figures are part of the latest report from Infonetics Research and underline ADVA Optical Networking’s strong performance, highlighting growing demand for mobile backhaul solutions as a key contributor to its growth. The biannual report says EAD revenues are expected to reach $1.3 billion by 2016.
“The EAD market is one of the most competitive in the industry and one where we continue to dominate,” said Stephan Rettenberger, vice president of, marketing at ADVA Optical Networking, in a news release. “For the sixth year, Infonetics Research has listed us as the clear leader in this space. This reflects our continued drive to deliver the products our customers need. We’re continually listening, continually evolving, and this is reflected in our strong EAD roadmap. Looking into 2013, there’s a clear focus on mobile backhaul and driving new revenue potential as we continue to migrate to LTE.”
According to Infonetics, EAD revenue is expected to reach $1.3 billion in 2016, which shows that there’s significant opportunity for the key vendors in that space, said Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst for carrier networks at Infonetics Research, in a company release.
“Of all the applications fueling this growth, mobile backhaul presents an enormous opportunity. As a clear leader in the EAD market, ADVA Optical Networking has a leading advantage here. Some of ADVA’s latest product announcements indicate the company’s vision and intent to drive the market forward,” Howard continued in the news release.